Ministry of Health registers 1 million 571,901 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 136,917 deaths

The federal Ministry of Health reported this Wednesday, January 13, 15,873 new confirmed cases of contagion of Covid-19 throughout the country, as well as 1,235 new deaths. The incidence of contagion rose 10% this week compared to last week.

The official number of accumulated infections in Mexico amounted to 1 million 571,901; while the number of total deaths reached 136,917; The current fatality rate for Covid-19 is 8%, according to the Health agency.

At a press conference in the National Palace, Ricardo Cortés, general director of Health Promotion, said that since the beginning of the epidemic in our country, 3 million 959,944 people have been analyzed by means of a PCR diagnostic test with 45% positivity in epidemiological week 53. The health authority estimates that the national epidemic is made up of 98,700 active cases, that is, people who presented symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 14 days.

Although the federal health authority has confirmed 1 million 571,901 accumulated cases, it is estimated that the estimated cases would reach 1 million 764,051 cases, of which 1 million 176,658 have recovered from this disease.

It indicated that of the 32,531 general beds for severe Covid-19 patients, 59% (19,041) are occupied, mainly in:

  • Mexico City with 91%
  • State of Mexico with 83%
  • Hidalgo with 82%
  • Nuevo Leon with 82%
  • Guanajuato with 81%
  • Morelos with 72%
  • Puebla with 71%

Of the 10,450 beds with mechanical ventilators for critical Covid-19 patients, 50% (5,270) are occupied, mainly in: Mexico City with 87%; State of Mexico with 79%; Nuevo León with 72%; Baja California with 57%; Tlaxcala with 56%; Hidalgo with 51 percent.




jorge.monroy@eleconomista.mx

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